Spokane, WA,-- “Your Designs Rock!” is not just encouragement. YDR is also the name of the popular design contest of creations made from Rings & Things products, and the 2010 edition is coming soon. The wholesale supplier of beads and findings invites craft jewelry makers to prepare their favorite handmade designs for the contest. (Entries need not be jewelry—they can be any kind of design.)
The Grand Prize in the 2010 Your Designs Rock contest will be a $750 Rings & Things credit. First prizes will be awarded in each of five categories, each bringing a $250 Rings & Things credit. Honorable mentions carrying $75 credits will be bestowed on additional entries singled out by the judges. In addition, winning entries (with credit to the designer) could be featured in Rings & Things’ catalog and promotions, providing exposure to an estimated million people per year worldwide.
The 2010 design-contest categories are Glass & Crystal, Gemstones & Pearls, Mostly Metal, Metal Clay, and Found Objects/Miscellaneous; there is also an Ugly Necklace Contest for truly unique creations.
Rings & Things is introducing a number of new features to the YDR contest this time around, making the competition more exciting than ever:
* New-entrant raffle: First-time entrants will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a goodie package.
* Early-bird raffle: Those who submit completed entries (up to 3) by early February will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a goodie package!
* Expanded entry period: Entries will be accepted through January and February, 2010.
Anyone can enter, but a majority of parts in each design must be items that are available from Rings & Things. Full contest guidelines are available online.
For prompt notification of 2010 contest details, interested designers can subscribe to Rings & Things’ e-newsletter as well as checking the company’s blog. YDR winners will be announced the first week of June.